We specialise in scenic coastal cruises, visiting off-shore seal
and seabird colonies where we usually see and are regularly joined by
the resident Dolphins. Our nature cruises take us to beautiful coves,
spectacular cliffs and around magnificent off-shore islands, including
the St Tudwals', Gwylans and Bardsey. We also undertake diving charters
for clubs and groups along the same coastline.
Shearwater is berthed in Hafan Pwllheli (Marina) that
provides easy walk-on/off access for passengers. Providing that weather conditions are suitable and we have
sufficient passengers, we embark on 3 cruises daily.
1.30p.m. Cruise:- We visit seal and seabird colonies of both St.
Tudwal's and Bardsey Islands, return along the west coast of Bardsey
Island, cruise through Bardsey Sound, and cross Aberdaron Bay to Ynys
Gwylan Fawr. Here we pause and have tea by the puffin colony. We then
follow the spectacular coast through Hell's Mouth, across Abersoch Bay to
Llanbedrog Headland and after a cruise of almost 70 miles, we arrive
back in Pwllheli at approximately 5.30.
6.15 p.m. Cruise:- Regular
customers over the last 2 years of our operation asked us to put on a
cruise where the fabulous coastal scenery could be viewed in the light
of the setting sun. Our route is very similar to that of the morning
cruise, but we linger far longer at the popular spots, particularly
under the superbcliffs of Hell's Mouth where the sunset towards Bardsey
Island can be seen at its best. Passengers can enjoy their picnic
suppers during the slow and tranquil return along the coast, arriving
back in Pwllheli at dusk.
Individual Bookings are made through the Pwllheli Tourist
Information Centre Tel: 01758 613000.
Group Bookings - We regularly undertake tailor-made group booking
itineraries to include birthdays, anniversaries special events etc. So
to book the whole boat (based on parties up to 12 people) contact the
owners Tel: 01758 740899.
It will not have escaped anybody's notice that Shearwater has a
flying-bridge. This enables the boat to be controlled from either inside
the wheelhouse or from this very high vantage point, which is extremely
important in spotting sea mammals and divers!
Galley features on the boat include a sink with a fresh water
supply, an electronically controlled cooker and ceramic twin hob, both
of which are fuelled by diesel and a refrigerator with separate ice
compartment. We also have a stainless steel gas barbecue and twin
gas hob mounted on the aft deck.
The boat is also fitted for 240 volt AC shore power with integral
chargers for the 4 separate battery banks (2 starting and 2 service for
Shearwater has 2 Perkins Sabre 215HP turbo diesels, giving a top
speed of 25 knots, cruising at about 19/20 knots.